ABOUT FIRST AMENDMENT LAWYERS ASSOCIATION

The First Amendment Lawyers Association (FALA) is a not-for-profit, nation-wide association of hundreds of attorneys devoted to the protection of Free Expression under the First Amendment, who represent businesses and individuals engaged in constitutionally protected activities. Formed in the mid-1960s, FALA’s members practice throughout the United States, Canada, and elsewhere in defense of the First Amendment and free speech and, by doing so, advocate against all forms of governmental censorship.  FALA often appears amicus curiae in the Supreme Court and other appellate courts in cases in which First Amendment issues are at stake, and its members have been involved in many of the landmark cases that helped define and strengthen protections for freedom of expression.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CHAIRMEN EMERITUS
  • Stanley Fleishman
  • Robert Eugene Smith
  • Joseph Taback
  • Joel Hirschhorn
  • John Weston
  • Arthur M. Schwartz
  • Richard J. Hertzberg
  • Elmer Gertz (1906-2000)
  • Paul J. Cambria, Jr.
  • J. Steven Beckett
  • Yale Freeman
  • Morris M. Goldings
  • William E. Seekford
  • Errol Copilevitz
  • Alvin Pudlin
  • Wayne B. Giampietro
  • Kenneth H. Tatarian
  • Jerome H. Mooney
  • Don E. Gasaway
  • Jerry B. Kraig (1937-2000)
  • Clyde DeWitt
  • Daniel A. Silver
  • Carl Rubin (1943-1998)
  • H. Louis Sirkin
  • Richard L. Wilson
  • Randall D.B. Tigue
  • J. Michael Murray
  • G. Randall Garrou
  • Bradley Shafer
  • Luke C. Lirot
  • Jeffrey J. Douglas
  • Carl Max Janavitz
  • Cory G. Begner
  • James S. Benjamin
  • Percy L Julian (1940-2008)
  • Reed Lee
  • Gary S. Edinger
  • Lawrence G. Walters
  • Alan I. Begner
  • Jennifer M. Kinsley
  • Steven H. Swander
  • Daniel R. Aaronson
  • Robert Corn-Revere
  • Allan Rubin
  • Cary S. Wiggins
  • Marc J. Randazz
NATIONAL CHAIRMAN

Andrew J. Contiguglia

PRESIDENT

Edward S. Rudofsky

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT

Ronald London

SECOND VICE PRESIDENT

Matthew Hoffer

NATIONAL TREASURER

Allan B. Gelbard

NATIONAL SECRETARY

Barry N. Covert

GENERAL COUNSEL

Wayne B. Giampietro

HONORARY CHAIRMEN EMERITUS
  • Mel Friedman
  • Bruce Randall
  • Thomas Homann (1948-1991)
  • David Brown (1944-1996)
  • Robert Page
  • Herald Price Fahringer (1927-2015)